KAUFFMANN, Angelica
(b. 1741, Chur, d. 1807, Roma)

Portrait of Henrietta Maria Hill

1795
Oil on canvas, 130 x 102 cm
Private collection

The sitter of this portrait Henrietta Maria Hill (c.1773-1831), the wife of Charles Brudenell-Bruce, 1st Marquess of Ailesbury (1773-1856), whose portrait is depict4ed on the pendant of this painting. These two portraits, painted by Angelica Kauffmann in Rome, commemorate the marriage of Lord Bruce, later 2nd Earl of Ailesbury and Henrietta Hill, whose love match was contracted while both were on the Grand Tour in Italy.